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Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,392
Gots: 123 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"our Adam aged in American Oak barrels. First released in 2000, and released again in November 2011 in 12oz bottles. This 12% beer has lots of the typical HOTD aromas: Caramel, brown sugar, tons of raisin and tobacco. Fig, date, and plum fruitiness in that order. This has a fairly strong earthy vinousness as well as oak vanilla. Alcohol: 12% by volume"

(Beer added by: freed on 01-04-2005)
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4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh man. My 200th review! Freakin' huge, solid, thick and tight thanks to Bdubs for sending me my personal white whale

A- Pours a deep dark brown with almost no head

S- Dark malts in there with a nice alcohol/bourbon burn in the nose

T- Holy crap... The bourbon blends amazingly with the base beer. Typical Adam malt profile but add in the smoothest bourbon ever

M- Smoooth

O- One of the best beers I've ever had. Hands down. Thank you so much Brett

pschul4, Apr 01, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip, Adam from the Wood is dark and velvety with a hint of smoke, dark fruits and some roasty backbone mellowed out by its oxidative properties from being barrel-aged. The barrel-character is smooth and just plain awesome. Amazing what 3 years of barrel-aging can do to a beer!

Adam from the Wood is a world-class beer. Its one of my favorites from Hair of the Dog!

MysterySwirl, Feb 27, 2013
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mmcnaughton, Feb 20, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a bottle of this from Claaark13 in a trade a while back. Love regular Adam, so this one comes highly anticipated.

From a bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2011
Drunk right after a regular Adam batch 86 and before a 2012 and 2011 Cherry Adam.

APPEARANCE: Pours out transparent brown and produces a small, medium looking, tan head with decent retention. Head fades rather quickly to a bubbly ring. Sits dark brown in the glass, almost black, with lower levels of carbonation evident. A muddy seal brown is perhaps the most accurate color description. A faint ring remain until the end, leaving some dots of lacing down the glass. Head is a little less impressive than the regular Adam, but body is much the same.

SMELL: Oak, vanilla and coconut with light leather and smoke notes from the base beer. Bourbon barrel is more prevalent than the base beer, but they work decently well together. Lots of oak, with some light chocolate and cherry notes. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Oak, vanilla and caramel flavors up front, with a big, huge finish of bourbon barrel, coconut, dark chocolate and oaky vanilla again. A touch of booze, with light smoke and leather from the base beer. Bold and lingering finish is barrel forward, with plenty of booze and some light cherry notes. Very flavorful.

PALATE: Same as regular Adam. Medium-full body, syrupy, and slightly lower levels of carbonation. Nice and creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a slight bit of heat and burn after the swallow. Finishes somewhat mouth coating. Very nice feel. Perhaps a touch less carbonation than the base.

OVERALL: This was excellent. It's definitely barrel heavy, but the interplay between barrel and base beer works here, with enough leather and smoke from Adam to make an impact. A really good barrel aged ale that lived up to my already high expectations. Would definitely drink this again. Cheers Claaark13!

Jeffo, Feb 19, 2013
Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
100 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.